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Norwegian Black Metal exports, IMMORTAL have completed work on their upcoming new studio album. 

This album will be the bands’ 10th studio album, and follow-up to 2018’s ‘Northern Chaos Gods’ which saw founding member Demonaz return after being diagnosed with a shoulder injury, despite his continued work behind the scenes.

Titled, War Against All, Demonaz  is once again back at the helm in full capacity following former frontman, Abbath’s departure back in 2015.

 Featuring eight new songs in classic IMMORTAL style, Demonaz states:

Immortal continues the style that was established and defined on our very first records. It ́s fast, furious, epic, and mighty Blashyrkh metal – the one and only way!

Even though the studio work is necessary to get an ultimate recording, the writing process is obviously my favourite. I still write all the guitar riffs/music at home with the same old vibe, and the lyrics as well. The early days of black metal inspire me the most. Cold nights in the woods, on the mountains under the winter moon. That’s what keeps the spirit alive, and the foundation to all our music

Regarding the album being produced in Bergen, Norway, at Conclave & Earshot Studios, the frontman says;”It’s actually the same studio where I recorded the guitars and vocals for ‘Northern Chaos Gods’. They also did a great job with the new album, and it was a pleasure to go back and work there again. I am especially pleased with the outcome on this one. It’s got that cold biting guitar sound, yet powerful production.

Immortal have never compromised on the original vision, which is taking fans on a journey through Blashyrkh with our most grim and dark music, with every new release. These songs are no exception to this. I am proud of the final result, it ́s got a distinct expression, and I can’t wait to let the fans hear it!

The album’s cover artwork was made by Swedish artist, Mattias Frisk [see below].

Studio line up:
Demonaz – Guitar – Vocals
Ice Dale – Bass
Kevin Kvåle – Drums

Oran O’Beirne 2022